Kennesaw bans tobacco in city parks

Published On: Aug 19 2014 07:57:32 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 19 2014 08:59:05 AM EDT

Park goers visiting Kennesaw (northwest of Atlanta) city parks are no longer allowed to use tobacco in the parks.  The city just banned all tobacco products. 

The city has included e-cigarettes as part of the ban.

WAGA-TV reports the law is making tobacco use illegal in all parts of the park.  Previously the parks had designated smoking sections.  The marked-off sections have been used for the past decade. 

Authorities say offenders will get a warning the first time.  Repeat offenders could face a large fine and up to a year in jail.

Other cities which have a no smoking ban in parks are Marietta and Sandy Springs. 


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